2017 Progress Edition
These local businesses support the local arts, theater, and entertainment in our region.
When it comes to what to do in the area, there are many options of the same old same old available. All perfectly good, but if you’re looking for something unique and different, Masterpiece Mixers—101 East Unaka Avenue, Johnson City—should be on your radar. Since 2014 Elizabeth Greenwell has been giving area residents a place to express their artistic side no matter if they’re five years old or ninety-five years old. "We make art fun," Greenwell says, "Our motto is "It's fun art, not fine art." Most people that come to the studio have never picked up a paintbrush in their life, and they leave with a masterpiece.”
Masterpiece Mixers hosts birthday parties, girls night outs, date nights, corporate events, private parties, and fundraisers. Masterpiece Mixers also offer open classes usually on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They even have been painting off sight at venues like JRH Brewery, ETSU, and Bishop’s Art and Framing. Full schedules and classes can be found online at www.masterpiecemixersjc.com or www.mmbristol.com. Greenwell is to open another location in Bristol in February 2017, at 1250 Volunteer Parkway. Adult classes and sessions also offer a BYOB option.
"We take pride in what we do. I like to call it cheap therapy. For most people, they consider it relaxing." Greenwell also is proud of having gone to schools and even bringing school groups in on field trips. “Art is lost in schools and my favorite part of it all is to see children's faces light up when they created something they just didn't think was possible.” With passion and dedication to art for all, Masterpiece Mixers is a unique option for a relaxing evening with friends or loved ones.